We all know that being a bridesmaid in a wedding is a great honor, but it can also be a little nerve racking. Keep in mind these girls aren’t wedding vendors they are tried and true friends. Here are some great tips to keep your girls happy while shopping for that perfect bridesmaids dress and throughout the whole process.
Choose a darker hue (depending upon the time of year), darker hues are easier to pull off for other types of events. They also tend to be a little easier to accessorize, add a little sparkle here and there and you’re all set.
Choose something that's comfy! Make sure the dress you choose is something that will flatter all of the body types in your party. You could even let them choose their own dress under guidelines of your choosing, for example, designer, length, color and fabric.
Look for the newest trends, see what’s out there or go for a timeless look that won’t ever disappear. This could ensure that they will be able to get multiple uses out of it.
Keep the budget on the lower end (unless they are ok with higher ticket prices), this will help in the process of keeping their costs down. You could also let them know that they shouldn't feel pressured to give you an extravagant shower gift, you understand that they are already shelling out money for other things for the big day.
One of the main things to remember is communication…always make sure that you are communicating with them and vice versa, this way there shouldn’t be any slip ups.
The most important thing to remember is that this is a celebration and you should all be having fun!